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B364 History of Ancient Israel (3)

A careful study of the history of the people and nation of Israel, from Abraham through the restoration period. Special

attention is given to the relationship of Old Testament prophetic and wisdom literature to that historical narrative.

Prerequisites: B101, B102, B201, B202, B340, BIB310, BTH321, and BTH322.

B400 Senior Integrative Seminar (3)

A senior integrative seminar covering such topics as the credentialing process, seminary and graduate school discussion,

transitional issues, career placement, and the senior competency examination.

(Must be taken last in major course sequence.)

B407 Isaiah (3)

A study of the message of this book, with special attention given to its historical and eschatological significance.

Prerequisites: B101, B102, B201, B202, B340, BIB310, BTH321, and BTH322.

BC300 Introduction to Biblical Counseling (3)

A general introduction to basic concepts and distinctive features of biblical counseling. Students will discuss what

biblical counseling is and what it involves, the role of the counselor in biblical counseling, the different kinds of

counseling that are needed, the place of counseling in the ministry of the church, and how biblical counseling theory

and practice relate to and differ from some of the more common secular models and theories. Part of the course will

involve a personal improvement project in which the student will evaluate his or her own counseling qualifications,

design a plan for improving some area of his or her life, put that plan into action, and then evaluate his or her progress

as the course draws to a close.

BC310 Foundations of Biblical Study (3)

This course introduces the student to the necessary skills and techniques that promote educational success in the online

environment. Academic writing and research techniques promoting information literacy are examined and applied. This

course is also undergirded by an essential focus on spiritual formation foundational to healthy ministry, personal as well

as corporate, within the life of the church. Guiding principles constituting biblical ministry within the curriculum are

established.

BC311 Theological Basis of Biblical Counseling (3)

A consideration of the theological realities that form the basis of a proper approach to counseling. Special emphasis is

given to the nature of God and of man (unfallen and fallen), a biblical definition of the image of God, the nature of sin,

the realities of regeneration and progressive sanctification, the concept of “the flesh” (old man/new man), an

understanding of the heart/mind as used in Scripture, and the place of the local church in the ministry of counseling.

Prerequisites: B101, B102, B201, B202, B340, BC300, BC310, BTH321, and BTH322.

BC330 Methods of Biblical Change (3)

An overview of the counseling process presenting a comprehensive methodological model for promoting biblical

change in people. The goal is to encourage biblical thinking and procedures in the process of helping people.

Prerequisites:

B101, B102, B201, B202, B340, BC300, BC310, BTH321, and BTH322.

BC342 Marriage & Family (3)

Marriage and family problems are present in the majority of counseling cases. This course will give an overview of

general marriage and family counseling issues relating to the content and process of counseling. It will then proceed to

specifically deal (from a biblical perspective) with the major difficulties that troubled marriages and families experience.

Included in the course are discussions of the biblical basis and purposes of marriage, family stages, in-law problems,

developing unity, husband/wife roles and responsibilities, correcting communication problems, why conflicts arise, and

how to resolve them.

Prerequisites: B101, B102, B201, B202, B340, BC300, BC310, BTH321, and BTH322.

BC362 Biblical Conflict Resolution (3)

This course is designed to help the student think biblically about conflict and how to respond to life’s conflicts in a way

that glorifies the Lord (1 Cor. 10:31). In particular, the student will be taught a model and a plan for how to think about